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Rare Music in the Rare Book Room, Apr. 22

Kristina Warren’s "Beer Suite": Winner of the 2010-11 Rare Music Composition Competition
When: Friday, April 22, 4-6pm
Where: Perkins Library, Biddle Rare Book Room

Duke University senior Kristina Warren has won the 2010-11 Rare Music Composition Competition for her recorder quartet, Beer Suite. Come hear a live performance of this wonderful new work along with an open discussion with the composer and performers Karen Cook, Patricia Petersen, Stephen Pysnik, and Douglas Young. There will also be a performance of the 2009-2010 Rare Music Composition Competition winners’ works.

Kristina Warren will receive a B.A. in Music, with focus in Composition, in May 2011. She is also completing a Distinction Project for her degree, consisting of an analysis of James MacMillan’s percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, and an original composition, Words (Yes), to be performed April 16 at 3 pm in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University.

About Beer Suite, Warren writes: “The Beer Suite began when I was out for a drink with a fellow musician and said jokingly, 'Wouldn’t it be great to write a piece all about beer?' Given the long and illustrious history of both beer and recorders, a beer suite for recorder consort seemed only appropriate.” The suite is in five movements (Guinness, Juniper Beer, PBR, Pils, To the stein!), each trying to capture and stylize the unique character of its titular beer.

Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Rare Music is co-sponsored by the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) and the Duke University Libraries, with additional support from the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Carrabina Endowment, Friends of DUMIC, High Strung Violins & Guitars, Ruggero Piano, VoChor Incorporated, and Zack Baldwin. For a complete schedule of Rare Music performances, visit the DUMIC website.
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Posted 18 April 2011

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